We found 21 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1449 near Spring Hill, FL.

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Dr. Ellen Verena Jorgensen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. E. Jorgensen's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Jorgensen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jorgensen's office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Jorgensen attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems

Dr. Henry Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard; Mdc 62
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Henry Rodriguez practices pediatric endocrinology in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests encompass type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Rodriguez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Rodriguez welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Paul Edward Dimarco, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Dimarco is an endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dimarco include diabetes. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dimarco accepts. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH) and Morton Plant Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Dorothy I Shulman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dorothy Shulman is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Tampa, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shulman include thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Shulman is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Shulman trained at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shulman accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Crystal Ann Jacovino, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Crystal Jacovino's specialties are adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jacovino include diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Memphis VA Medical Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Jacovino attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Morrison sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Morrison attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Morrison is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Morrison's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Metabolism

Dr. Sureka Bollepalli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Usf Diabetes Center, Mdc 62
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sureka Bollepalli's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Bollepalli has a special interest in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Bollepalli is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

Dr. Valerie Eugenia Whiteman, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Valerie Whiteman works as a perinatologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Whiteman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Whiteman include: Member, American Telemedicine Society; Diplomate ABOG and Maternal Fetal Medicine, ABOG; and Diplomate American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ABOG. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Gustavo Serrano, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5101 N N Aremenia Avenue; Suite A, Office of Gustavo Serrano Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gustavo Serrano's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Serrano accepts. Dr. Serrano attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Serrano trained at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Dialysis

Dr. Jayesh S Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1426 Busch Boulevard; Suite 105, Office of Jayesh Shah Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jayesh Shah practices adult nephrology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and kidney problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Geriatric Health

Dr. Brian Daniel Knox, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Brian Knox specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Knox's areas of expertise include bulimia, diabetes, and obesity. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: Research Scholars Program, Academic Pediatric Association. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Knox's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Diane M Straub, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Mdc 15
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Diane Straub practices adolescent medicine in Tampa, FL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Straub attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Straub's areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, scoliosis, and thyroid problems. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Straub's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

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Dr. Denise Kalil Edwards, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Denise Edwards is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, diabetes, and obesity. Dr. Edwards honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Edwards is open to new patients.

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Dr. Tomas Figueroa Nieves, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12500 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite E
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tomas Figueroa-Nieves' area of specialization is general internal medicine. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Figueroa-Nieves's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Figueroa-Nieves honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Dr. Lisa Ann Scudder, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10004 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Scudder's medical specialty is family medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include minor surgery, wellness visit, and women's health issues. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scudder takes. Dr. Scudder studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Dr. Laura B Williams, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Laura Smith practices psychology in Tampa, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: stress management, type 2 diabetes, and family therapy services. Dr. Smith honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her training includes a residency program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Family Therapy Services, Individual Therapy, Stress Management

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, or simply 'diabetes,' is a disease where levels of sugar in the blood become dangerously high. When food is eaten, the body converts it into a form of sugar called glucose that can be used by cells in the body for energy. An organ called the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin that acts like a key, ‘unlocking’ cell walls so that glucose can be absorbed and used. When something in this process goes wrong, and glucose builds up to dangerous levels, diabetes happens.

There are a couple of different types of diabetes, depending on what is causing glucose levels to rise.

Type 1 diabetes happens when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Usually diagnosed in childhood, this type used to be called juvenile diabetes. It affects about 5% of all diabetics. We don’t know what causes the pancreas to shut down, but it is thought that a virus might trigger an immune reaction, where the body attacks and destroys the pancreas by mistake. People who have relatives with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have it themselves.

Type 2 diabetes happens when the cell walls do not recognize the insulin produced very well, called insulin resistance. The pancreas can still produce insulin, but it is not effective at lowering blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is strongly linked to being overweight. However, not everyone who is overweight will get type 2 diabetes, and not everyone who has type 2 diabetes is overweight. Other risk factors include age, race, and a family history of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens in the last half of pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes generally do not have diabetes before or after they are pregnant. The placenta produces hormones that block the action of insulin in the mother’s body. For about 18% of women, their pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to keep up with the increased demands and they become diabetic while pregnant. High blood sugar levels can be dangerous to the developing fetus, causing complications such as high birth weight, low blood sugar and jaundice, so it is important to treat gestational diabetes even if it only lasts a few weeks.

Many people currently living with diabetes do not know it yet, since mild diabetes has few or no symptoms. As blood sugar levels rise over time, symptoms begin to appear. Some include:
  • thirst
  • fatigue
  • frequent urination
  • unexplained weight loss
  • blurred vision
A simple blood test in the doctor’s office can diagnose diabetes.

Treatment depends on the type and severity of diabetes. Most people with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin injections to survive. Some people with type 2 or gestational diabetes also take insulin, or they may take oral medications or control their blood sugar with diet and exercise. It’s important for all diabetics to monitor their blood sugar daily so they can stay healthy.

If diabetes is not treated well, it can be dangerous, damaging the eyes, nerves, and kidneys, and leading to heart disease and the loss of limbs. However, if it is well managed, diabetes does not have to limit your life. Keeping diabetes under good control is the best way to enjoy a long and healthy life.
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